May 24, 2010 Subject:
What was with the pants?
Post-Civil War Reconstruction era drama set in Independence, Missouri, 1865. Ex-Confederate soldier swears he'll never raise arms again, moves west, makes friends and enemies alike, and of course saves the day in his own way.
More of a drama than a western.... and that's a good thing. For me anyway, I was looking for a historical view of the Civil War and Reconstruction, not a Cowboys and Indians Shoot-em-up flick.
I liked it, but you'd thank after all of that time that he'd have found a way to get a new pair of pants. Was that supposed to be symbolism? I don't know why I am so fixated on his Cavalry breeches, but it drove me nuts...